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Dublin has some seriously creative street artists, who constantly battle with Dublin City Council to have their work maintained on Dublin's walls. 

One half of The Rubberbandits, BlindBoy has been immortalised in spray paint on the outside of Dublin venue The Hangar.

The mural is the work of Subset, who showcased the piece on Instagram. 

 

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Subset are responsible for many of the beautiful works of street art Dubliners are lucky enough to encounter on the daily. 

Remember that epic Stormzy mural down in Smithfield? You can thank Subset for that. 

And the Make Dublin Grey Again mural which ruffled a few feathers thanks to it's depiction of Donald Trump?

 

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Once again, Subset are responsible. 

Not content with making an aesthetic piece, Subset added a quote against Donald Trump's leadership from BlindBoy which reads:

'Donny is more terrifying than a Jack Russell with human hands.' 

The street art group have been fighting a long battle with Dublin City Council, who continue to paint over their art. 

The council calls the art 'unauthorised developments,' and says that the work is a breach of city planning. 

Head into town to see the piece for yourself. 

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From the bizarre to the beautiful, Dublin’s street art plays a huge part in maintaining the city’s unique and charming character.

Rarely will you spend a day roaming around the winding streets of the capital without finding a piece of art, created from graffiti markers or spray pain, will always make you smile and that feeling has been perfectly encapsulated in this short documentary.

Filmmaker, Ronan Fox, recently filmed his friend Maurice as he attempted to find the perfect spot for his next piece.

Maurice can be seen walking past some of the most impressive artworks in the city, leading viewers to believe that they about to see something iconic.

Ronan explained how he came up with the concept:

“I sometimes make short films outside of my day job under the name Five Dollar Shake and this was the latest one,” he said.

“Some of my friends from Tiny Ark, Charles Alexander and Siobhain Kehoe helped out too and a musician friend of mine named Eoghan Reid let me use his track, Geometry, as the soundtrack.

“I wanted to highlight some of the really good work here in Dublin while also hopefully giving people a laugh.

“My friend in the video, Maurice O’Doherty, works as a teacher in Terenure. We’re both from the same part of Cork so we’ve been friends for years.”

*HUGE SPOILER*

"He's not really a street artist though! I had the idea recently when I saw some random graffiti in Dublin that it would be funny to make a super serious documentary style film about an artist only for it to turn out in the end that the art is complete nonsense."

We're absolutely kicking ourselves for falling for the joke, but hey, at least we got a bit of a giggle.

Fair play, lads!

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If you're heading to see Stormzy in the Olympia tomorrow night, you may be excited to know that an absolutely unreal mural has been erected in his honour in Dublin city. 

The huge piece of street art has been garnering attention on social media all day, and fans are loving it. 

 

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The giant mural is located in Smithfield, and it's well worth going to have a look at. 

Stormzy himself has seen the piece, and has paid homage to it on his Facebook page.

Thanking the artists, the hip hop star said "I don't know who's responsible for this but thank you and tomorrow is gonna be MAD."(sic)

Tickets for his gig are already sold out, but the grime artist is also headlining on the Friday night at Longitude at Marlay Park on July 14.

Stormzy will be headlining alongside The Weeknd and Mumford & Sons.

They will be joined by the likes of Skepta, Baaba Maal, Glass Animals, Lucy Rose and Catfish and the Bottlemen. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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Dublin city's walls are covered in street art and graffiti, from gorgeous creations á la Joe Caslin's Equality mural, to words and slogans we'd really rather not see scrawled in white paint on our commute home.

One such negative piece of graffiti is drawing attention today, but it's for a pretty lovely reason.

Syrian-Irish Psychology student Tamim Mobayed posted the images to his Twitter account this morning, after seeing them "on a friend's Facebook page," and they've been getting quite a reaction online.

"Love it – lightheartedly illuminating darkness in Dublin," Tamim wrote alongside the before-and-after images, the second of which shows the words "All Muslims are scum" altered to say "All Muslims are sound."

The photos have gotten quite a reaction online, with Dubliners praising the anonymous graffiti-fixer for altering the offensive slogan:

It's not a perfect solution to Ireland's ongoing racism problems of course, but we love the message behind it.

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Banksy's style of artwork is well-known and often-copied at this stage, but a new piece on Dublin's Moore St has gotten people very excited indeed today.

The artwork, which appeared on wooden hoarding overnight, is a nod to the 1916 Rising and the current dispute over the redevelopment of the Moore St area.

It shows Padraig Pearse "surrendering" two to developers dressed in high-vis jackets, and is signed with a distinctive Banksy signature.

Needless to say, people have been getting very excited over on Twitter:

However, according to Dublin street art king Will St Leger, the new piece is "99.9% likely" to be a fake.

Speaking to RTÉ, Will cited the piece's "amateur style and theme" along with the fact that Banksy no longer signs his work in that way, as two signs it's almost certainly a dupe.

Oh well. Maybe one day…

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